This Is a Program Dated Monday, March 9, 1959 for the San Jose Concert Series, Featuring Marian Anderson, Contralto
San Jose, CA: San Jose Concert Series, 1959. Other. B&W Illustrations; This is a tri-fold sheet of paper (6" x9") , dated Monday, March 9, 1959 giving information for the twenty-third annual season (1958-59) - this brochure featuring Marian Anderson, Contralto, with Franz Rupp at the Piano. The brochure is in Very Good condition overall. There is one small nick to the bottom edge of all the pages of the tri-fold. The program includes a series of Lieder: First portion: Tutta Raccolta by Handel, Chio Mai Vi Possa by Handel, The Spirit's Song and My Mother Bids me Bind my Hair by Haydn; Second Portion: Standehen, Wohin, Der Tod und das Madchen, and, Der Erlkonig, all by Schubert; Third Portion: Mon Coeur S'ouvre a ta Voix by Saint-Saens, Fourth Portion: Nocturn by Barner, The Negro Speaks of Rivers by Swanson, Weathers, and Autumn by Dougherty, Fifth Portion: Negro Spirituals - Go Down Moses, O, What a Beautiful City, He's God de Whole World in his Hands, and, Roll, Jord'n Roll. There is a laid-in advertisement for a Civic Auditorium concert featuring the Jester Hairston Metropolitan Choir of Los Angeles (presented by the San Jose Chapter National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) which would be coming up that Saturday (March 14, 1959) "Marian Anderson (February 27, 1897 – April 8, 1993) was an American contralto and one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century. Music critic Alan Blyth said: "Her voice was a rich, vibrant contralto of intrinsic beauty." Most of her singing career was spent performing in concert and recital in major music venues and with famous orchestras throughout the United States and Europe between 1925 and 1965. Although offered roles with many important European opera companies, Anderson declined, as she had no training in acting. She preferred to perform in concert and recital only. She did, however, perform opera arias within her concerts and recitals. She made many recordings that reflected her broad performance repertoire of everything from concert literature to lieder to opera to traditional American songs and spirituals. Between 1940 and 1965 the German-American pianist Franz Rupp was her permanent accompanist.". Very Good+ .
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